Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Siluridae
Etymology: Ompok: It is a bad reproduction of a Malayam fish name as limpok/ompok (Ref. 45335). More on author: Lacepède.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya River drainages in Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, the Barito River drainage in southern Borneo and Java.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82371)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 54 - 74. Two pairs of barbels; maxillary barbels reaching pelvic fins or anal fins; mandibullary barbels minute, about as long as diameter of eye. Eyes small, covered by skin. Dorsal and pelvic fins small; anal fin long; pectoral fins well developed (Ref. 4792); vomerine teeth in 2 patches (Ref. 12693). Brown, usually marmorated body with conspicuous round black blotch above pectoral base (Ref. 43281).
Occurs in streams and rivers of all sizes with currents ranging from sluggish to moderate (Ref. 12693). Moves into freshly inundated habitats during the flood season (Ref. 12693). Feeds on crustaceans and mollusks (Ref. 12693). Sold fresh or smoked on skewers (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and R.K. Hadiaty, 2009. Ompok brevirictus, a new catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) from Sumatra. Zootaxa 2232:50-60. (Ref. 82371)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00283 - 0.01169), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .